School Calendar

Thursday, December 18
Planetarium Holiday Show
7:00pm, doors open 6:45pm
No admission after doors close
Winter Concert 1:45 Parent are invited
Friday, December 19
Sing-A-Long Parents are Invited K-2 1:30 pm, 3-5 2:30 pm
Mon, Dec 22 - Fri, Jan 2
Winter Recess
Schools Closed


Today, 12/18/2014
High: 46 Low: 35
Mostly cloudy
14% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/19/2014
High: 42 Low: 32
Partly cloudy
4% chance of precipitation.

November 2014 

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


The lovely fall months are quickly coming to an end. Take a moment with your child to observe the majestic trees all around us. Every year the shades of yellow, orange and red take my breath away. I often wish we could hold on to the beauty of the season. As the wind turns into a cool breeze, I’m quickly reminded that the first part of the school year is coming to an end and winter will be upon us shortly.


I am extremely proud of all that we have accomplished in the past three months. Students, teachers and our PTA have been working diligently. Our children have completed their first unit in writing. Everyone has written a narrative essay. In reading, many of our children are beginning a non-fiction unit. On every grade level, children are learning how to utilize different math models to solve word problems. Our PTA had three successful fall fundraisers; the fall festival, the annual Halloween party and the Clemente catalog fundraiser.  We always welcome new parent volunteers.       


As we enter the winter months, please continue to support your children with homework. If questions arise, please feel comfortable contacting your child’s teacher via note, phone call or email. Jefferson parents signed a homework commitment in September on Meet the Teacher Night. We want all of our children to feel successful with tasks at home. Common Core homework may seem very different than the homework we received years ago, but we are determined to prepare our students for the 21st century. Feel comfortable speaking to your child’s teacher. We are partners. Remember, the more your child reads, the better he/she will be at reading.


Together, we will accept the diversity of all children, taking them forward on their educational journeys to reach their fullest potential, and encouraging their curiosity so they become successful lifelong learners.

Together, we will foster partnerships with the goal of encouraging student achievement by building on students' strengths and supporting their social and emotional development.

Together, we will continue to promote and enhance the educational development of every member (staff, students and parents) of the Jefferson Community.

Latest News

NRHS Planetarium Annual Holiday Show: Season of Light

Please join us for the free Annual Season of Light Show at the NRHS Planetarium on Saturday, December 13 at 4 p.m., Tuesday, December 16 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, December 18 at 7 p.m. The door opens 15 minutes before showtime; no one is admitted once the door closes. Email bzeller@nred.org or mheywood@nred.org for more information.

Hour of Code Comes to New Rochelle!

Students in all schools will participate today in the Hour of Code, an exciting learning event designed to expose students to the basics and importance of computer programming. Tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries are expected to take part in the initiative. For more information and links to resources, please visit the Hour of Code: http://hourofcode.com/us

Black History Month - February 2015 - Call for Artist Submissions

, the Westchester Alliance of Black School Educators, an affiliate of NABSE, the National Alliance of Black School Educators, is proud to present its annual Black History Spoken Word and Art Exhibit. This year we commemorate the life, work and legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou by celebrating themes of Freedom and Empowerment through her poetry and spoken word. This theme allows students of all ages to make meaning through the arts. Participants can learn about Slavery, Segregation, the Harlem Renaissance and the Civil Rights Movement through the life and work of Dr. Maya Angelou.


Click here to find out how your class can participate and more about resources, requirements and deadlines


Please click here for more information


The CSDNR Parent Home Access Center

Forgot your password, need an account, please email: 


CSDNR Magnet Open House Dates Now Available: for more information, click here.

2014 New York State English/Language Arts and Math Assessment Results

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has released ELA and Math assessment results. Please note that there was a technical error by the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) in submitting the District's grade 5 math scores to NYSED. Grade 5 math scores were inaccurately displayed upon initial posting to NYSED's website and will be unavailable until the LHRIC and NYSED remedy the situation. Parent reports will be mailed by the LHRIC in September. For further inquiries please contact your school's administrator.

Please click here for CSD New Rochelle ELA and Math Assessment Results.

Please click here for more information from NYSED about statewide test results.

School Community Health Advisory Influenza Vaccine Fall 2014/Winter 2015

The district wishes to ensure that the importance of getting the Influenza vaccine does not get lost in all of the media and public discussion of Enterovirus D68 and even Ebola. See Frank Bruni’s recent NY Times column,
“Scarier Than Ebola”:  Click Here

Influenza is a serious and potentially deadly disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that ALL individuals 6 six months of age and older be vaccinated against Influenza.

The Flu virus changes genetically from year to year, so last year's Flu vaccine will not reliably protect you from this year's circulating Flu strains. Everyone needs to be vaccinated annually.

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Paperless Board Meetings

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